UW Impact

Board and Staff


Courtney Acitelli, ’08, Program Director
Courtney leads the management of operations and strategic direction of UW Impact programs. Courtney spent a decade working in alumni relations and earned her master’s degree from the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs before taking the helm of UW Impact in late 2010. Courtney stays busy with her son, rooting on the Seahawks and sailing around the Puget Sound with her husband.

Christine Newman, ’16, Assistant Director
Christine supports UW Impact through communications and partnerships within the UW and greater alumni communities across the state. Christine graduated with her Master’s in Public Administration from the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance in 2016. She has a passion for higher education and community outreach, and brings those passions to her work. Christine enjoys running, traveling, and engaging in the discussion of anything related to her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC)

UW Impact is directed by the Legislative Advocacy Committee (LAC), one of the operating committees of the University of Washington Alumni Association Board of Trustees. The LAC is comprised of the following members:

Emilio Beltran, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Allison Bobrow, Alumna, UWAA member

Patti Brandt, Retired UW faculty, UWAA member, UW Retirement Association member

Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Past President, UW Alumni Association

Ben Golden, Chair, UW Alumni Association Legislative Liaison/Assistant Secretary

Matt McCleary, Alumnus, UWAA member

Amit Ranade, UW Alumni Association Secretary

Sarah Reyneveld, UW Alumni Association Vice President

Jeff Rochon, Past President, UW Alumni Association

Laura Saunders, UW Retirement Association Legislative Liaison

Adam Sherman, Alumnus, UWAA member

Dave Stone, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Marcie Stone, Alumna, UWAA member

Amber Waisanen, UW Alumni Association At-Large Trustee

Jean-Paul Willynck, Alumnus, UWAA member